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Osmotic Regulation, Antioxidant Enzyme Activities and Photosynthetic Characteristics of Tree Peony ( Andr.) in Response to High-Temperature Stress

Zhipeng Sheng, Jiasong Meng, Jun Tao*, Daqiu Zhao*

College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China

* Corresponding Authors: Jun Tao. Email: email; Daqiu Zhao. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance in Crop)

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2023, 92(11), 3133-3147. https://doi.org/10.32604/phyton.2023.028818

Abstract

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa Andr.) is a traditional Chinese flower, which prefers cool weather. However, high temperature in summer in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River restricts its growth and development. In this study, osmotic regulation, antioxidant enzyme activities, and photosynthetic characteristics of tree peony in response to high-temperature stress were investigated. The results showed that high-temperature stress had destroyed the cell membrane, manifested as the increased relative electrical conductivity and malondialdehyde content. Moreover, high-temperature stress led to excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species, thereby, activating antioxidant enzyme activities. Also, photosynthetic parameters and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters directly reflected the damage to the photosystem II reflection center under high-temperature stress. In addition, high-temperature stress led to stomatal closure and chloroplast damage. This study revealed the physiological responses of tree peony to high-temperature stress, laying a foundation for the promotion of tree peony in high-temperature areas and the improvement of high-temperature resistance.


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Sheng, Z., Meng, J., Tao, J., Zhao, D. (2023). Osmotic Regulation, Antioxidant Enzyme Activities and Photosynthetic Characteristics of Tree Peony ( Andr.) in Response to High-Temperature Stress. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 92(11), 3133–3147.



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